Gleaning Program

We are ever-thankful for local businesses, individuals, and organizations that donate food to our organization so that we may redistribute it to local community meals and families in need.

Our Food Donors

  • Broughton's Dairy

  • Warren's IGA

  • Marietta Memorial

  • Big Lots

  • Community Gardens

  • Giant Eagle

  • Kroger

  • Witten Farm Markets

  • Hidden Hills Orchard

Since 2006, Washington County Harvest of Hope has worked to rescue over one million pounds of food that would have otherwise been discarded. Instead, the organization is directing that food to local food pantries, group homes, and free community meal programs in Washington County, Ohio.

Harvest of Hope volunteers pick up and deliver food on a regular monthly schedule using the organization’s refrigerated truck.

With WCHOH as a liaison, Witten Farm Markets has been donating produce to over 40 agencies in Central and Southeast Ohio and Northern West Virginia. 

Unlike food banks that charge up to 19 cents per pound for food, Harvest of Hope does not charge for the food we deliver. We can do this because of the generosity of our food suppliers, our volunteers and our donors that cover the cost of fuel, equipment, and administration. 

Q: Can HOH distribute excess food from an event? 

Many times individuals and groups inquire if WCHOH can accept prepared food that may be left over from a banquet or meeting. The answer is yes as the long as the food has NOT left the kitchen. Because of Health Department regulations we cannot accept food that has been on a buffet where people could have touched it. Groups should contact WCHOH at 740-538-8811 if they wish to donate food meeting these guidelines.